Mitt Romney won the largest number of votes, besides John McCain, in the Republican primaries. Conservatives love Mitt Romney. Why did John McCain not pick him as VP, but instead, threw him under a bus?
McCain made such a dumb choice.
That fool had a chance of stealing the election if he chose Mitt Romney who has economic experience, instead he picks an unknown female who has less than 2 years governing experience and some experience being mayor.
Worst VP decision ever.
Believe me, I would have loved to see Romney in the White House, but at the top of the ticket. Romney with McCain just isn't good as a pair. Plus the Democrats would hardly be able to contain themselves running excerpts from the Primary. It would have been exciting to see Mitt debate Biden. Maybe Mitt will accept a cabinet position and/or run in 2012.
It's not actually that bad, but the point is - it was supposed to be a "so easy nobody could possibly fail" mission to look suave abroad, with allies, at an event he should be comfortable with. Instead of which, his aide essentially pulled out the race card with that "shared anglo-saxon heritage" stuff, and he leaked about a meeting with MI6, criticized security, immigration control, and the watching crowds, and bizarrely claimed he had no interest in the horse-prancing. None of it's big stuff, but it ruffled feathers and certainly ran counter to the script of "quietly showing I'm more up for this than that darkie in the Whitehouse". So why did he do it? As I've said several times on here - he's used to making the decisions, with his business peers, in quiet rooms, and he simply cannot (see infamous "cookie" comment) understand why the "little people" should be allowed to question or criticize him. It's supposed to be the other ("free stuff") way round, and they should get that. Also - he doesn't really understand the old country values, and that money alone doesn't get you a seat at the top table. A poor black royal would be worth more than a rich white commoner. Not that I necessarily agree with those values - just that Mitt "I'm the new king of diplomacy" Romney should understand what he's getting into.
Did Obama throw Hillary under a bus? Hillary won the largest number of votes, besides Obama, in the Democratic primaries. Democrats love Hillary Clinton. Why did Obama not pick her as VP, but instead threw her under a bus?
Luckily John McCain picked a better candidate and has probably clinched the election!
No, he didn't, and even if he did, who cares. I think Romney has a lot going for him, but he was the wrong choice. I think your analysis that conservatives love him is too general. Most of our friends are conservatives, and like us, they do not support Romney. His religion is creepy, and it's a huge liability.
That isn't why McCain didn't choose him, though. If McCain had chosen Romney, it would have been an easy argument that a McCain presidency would be business as usual, another four years of Bush. That argument has now been silenced. So has the argument that Obama should win because he is making history. Palin is making history too.
Now the liberals have no other option but to argue their case for Obama based on merit.
Mitt Romney did not win the second highest number of delegates, Huckabee did. Romney dropped out earlier after realizing that he's wasted enough of his money.
I think McCain was worried that Romney would undermine him so he could be stronger for the next election.
He wasn't the best choice. Not all conservatives, not many at all, love Mitt Romney. If he had chosen Romney, I would not vote for him. He's got my vote now.
Because he has yet to grown tired of hearing people incorrectly use the phrase "throw under the bus". The rest of us have.
He took a lesson from Obama
but this time he picked a smart choice
not a boring old guy
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